Project Labor Agreement News Round-Up

1 August 12, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

  • The Bulletin continued to cover the Pennsylvania Department of General Services’ decision to require a PLA on the $400 million Graterford prison project. Additionally, the Southeast Pennsylvania chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors launched a marketing campaign to inform the public about the impact of the Graterford prison project PLA on local workers and the community.
  • San Diego radio station KPBS has an online report detailing the “bad news” that the San Diego Unified School District received last week from Associated General Countractors – San Diego President Jim Ryan.   It looks like trying to discriminate against 80 percent of California’s private construction workforce is an easy way for a school district to find itself in court.

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One Response to Project Labor Agreement News Round-Up

Kan Hambrick August 13, 2009 at 10:29 am

PLAs are a rip off of public funds. Projects cost about 20% more with a PLA in place. 80% of contractors are non-union. They do as good a job as unionized firms. They are effectually barred from bidding on contracts that require a PLA.

Politicians who grant PLAs should be voted out of office. They are not properly representing their constituents and the use of their money.

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